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Pollution remediation is the removal of pollutants, including chemical substances and/or energy, that are judged to be having a negative impact on the environment. Frequent targets of remediation include: soils, sediments and watercourses.
The emerging field of geohealth links human well-being and ecosystem health. A deeper understanding of these linkages can help society mitigate the health costs of economic growth before they become crises.